verb (used with object), post·poned, post·pon·ing.
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The Navy football team will get a chance to make up two of its games that were postponed because of the coronavirus.Navy will host Memphis and Tulsa to make up games postponed by coronavirus issues|Kareem Copeland|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
In April, infectious disease and public health groups, through the Measles & Rubella Initiative, warned that measles immunization campaigns in 24 countries had already been pushed back and that more would be postponed.2019 was a terrible year for measles. 2021 could be much worse.|Julia Belluz|November 12, 2020|Vox
Four SEC games scheduled for this weekend have been postponed, with the contest between Georgia and Missouri the latest casualty of the coronavirus pandemic that had already washed out the marquee game Saturday featuring No.Four SEC games, including Alabama-LSU, postponed as conference grapples with pandemic|Des Bieler, Cindy Boren|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
Diminished access to health careDental surgery, routine visits and elective surgeries at Veterans Administration medical centers have been postponed since mid-March.Eight reasons COVID-19 has hit veterans particularly hard|By Jamie Rowen/The Conversation|November 11, 2020|Popular Science
That fear took a step closer to becoming reality Tuesday when the American Athletic Conference announced that Saturday’s game against Memphis has been postponed.Navy has second consecutive game postponed because of coronavirus|Kareem Copeland|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
Bad weather, however, gave her a reprieve; a spring rainstorm forced a postponement, pushing her appearance back 24 hours.The Myth of Jackie Mitchell, the Girl Who Struck Out Ruth and Gehrig|Adam Doster|May 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Even without an attempted postponement of Election Day, questions abound.How Many More Near-Election Disasters Before Congress Wakes Up?|Richard L. Hasen|October 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Their growth represents a constant deterioration of the status quo rather than the simple postponement peace.
“They cite family, work schedules, etc., which result in the postponement of sex,” Queen notes.It's High Time for Conception: Studies Show Peak Times, Weather for Sex|Anneli Rufus|December 27, 2011|DAILY BEAST
While there was minor damage to the craft, it was not the cause of the postponement, the sources say.
On a division the motion for postponement was carried by a majority of one hundred and ninety-two against one hundred and fifteen.
On Mr. Roebuck's withdrawal, Mr. Hume moved the postponement of the committal to that day six months.
Jefferson says the reason of postponement was that the House were obliged to attend to other business.The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2|Egerton Ryerson
At the regular trial Brown's counsel requested a postponement on account of the prisoner's health.The Raid of John Brown at Harper's Ferry as I Saw It|Rev. Samuel Vanderlip Leech
All that remonstrance could gain was a postponement of the stamp act till some more acceptable form of impost could be devised.A short history of Rhode Island|George Washington Greene